The ASCB Council has appointed Franklin Carrero-Martínez, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation, to be the next co- chair of the Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC). Carrero-Martínez was previously associate professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. In 2012, he was selected as the American Association for the Advancement of Science Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship at the Department of State, where he served prior to taking his current position.
Carrero-Martínez has been a member of ASCB since 2006 and a member of the MAC since 2010. He comments, “I am happy to bring my experience in academia, science policy, and diplomacy to help advance the interest of the Minorities Affairs Committee and the community we serve through our programs and activities.” Carrero-Martínez’s term will begin on January 1, 2016. He will succeed Renato Aguilera and will serve alongside continuing MAC co-chair Andrew Campbell.